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Meaning of KAFFIR

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (South Africa) an offensive term for any Black African
  2. [n]  important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves

KAFFIR is a 6 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: caffer, caffre, great millet, kaffir corn, kafir, kafir corn, Sorghum bicolor
 See Also: Black African, sorghum



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Kaf"fir\, Kafir \Ka"fir\, n. [Ar. k?fir infidel, pagan,
fr. kafara to be skeptical in religious matters; -- a name
given to certain infidel races by the Mohammedans. Cf.
{Giaour}.] (Ethnol.)
(a) One of a race which, with the Hottentots and Bushmen,
    inhabit South Africa. They inhabit the country north of
    Cape Colony, the name being now specifically applied to
    the tribes living between Cape Colony and Natal; but the
    Zulus of Natal are true Kaffirs.
(b) One of a race inhabiting Kafiristan in Central Asia.
    [Spelt also {Caffre}.]

{Kaffir corn} (Bot.), a Cape Colony name for Indian millet.